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The Importance Of Being Dangerous - David Dante Troutt

The Importance Of Being Dangerous

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Published: 3rd June 2008
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In the 1990s, as the Internet boomed and investments soared to unthinkable heights, many people were left with their feet planted firmly on the ground, looking enviously up at the more fortunate winners in life's game of roulette. This is the era in which we meet Sidarra, Griff, and Yakoob--hardworking folks who can't seem to get a toehold while wealth explodes around them. Each has personal struggles, but when they join the Central Harlem Investment Club, a plan to restore a little justice to their lives takes shape.

It seems Yakoob has found a way to siphon off funds from wealthy individuals--the kind of people who are well insured and will probably barely notice the missing money. But in order to justify personal gain at others' expense, the group decides to pick their victims based on people who have done harm to the black community in the past. A plan hatched in a dark pool hall could be a way to escape their drab lives and bring some equality back to the world.

But when the group takes in Yakoob's shady neighbor Raul, their scheme takes a sinister twist. Now, with murder in the mix, and the possibility of serious consequences, their best-laid plans may spiral into much more dangerous territory. . . .

"A sexy thriller" -- Washington Post Book World
."..intelligent thriller, sharp as a razor..." -- Tananarive Due , American Book Award-winning author of Joplin's Ghost
"red -hot" -- Ebony
"A fine, textured novel with three characters-Sidarra, Griff, and Yakoob-who hold us spellbound from start to finish." -- James Patterson
."..intelligent thriller, sharp as a razor..."--Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Joplin's Ghost
"A fine, textured novel with three characters--Sidarra, Griff, and Yakoob--who hold us spellbound from start to finish."--James Patterson
."..earns good marks for its nifty premis, crisp dialogue and well-handled plot..."--Kirkus Reviews
"red -hot"--Ebony
"A sexy thriller"--Washington Post Book World
"There's plenty here to quicken the pulse and even tug on our sympathies..."--Washington Post Book World
A fine, textured novel with three characters Sidarra, Griff, and Yakoob who hold us spellbound from start to finish. --James Patterson"
A sexy thriller --Washington Post Book World"
red -hot --Ebony"
...earns good marks for its nifty premis, crisp dialogue and well-handled plot... --Kirkus Reviews"
...intelligent thriller, sharp as a razor... --Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Joplin's Ghost"
There s plenty here to quicken the pulse and even tug on our sympathies... --Washington Post Book World"
..".earns good marks for its nifty premis, crisp dialogue and well-handled plot..."--Kirkus Reviews
..".intelligent thriller, sharp as a razor..."--Tananarive Due, American Book Award-winning author of Joplin's Ghost

ISBN: 9780060789305
ISBN-10: 0060789301
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 3rd June 2008
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 13.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.27